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Mobile Elevating Works Platforms Chamber

The Institute for Work at HeightMobile Elevating Works Platforms Chamber

Mobile Elevating Works Platforms Chamber

The MEWP Chamber of the IWH Professional Body represents the practitioners involved with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms in South Africa. MEWPs make up a specific group of specialised machines that enable people to work at height and include machines such as Boom Lifts (articulating and/or telescopic), Scissor Lifts (both rough terrain as well as slab-machines), Mast Booms, push-around Personnel Lifts, trailer mounted Boom Lifts and also Truck-mounted Boom Lifts (or T-MEWPs). These machines are often also called cherry pickers, man-lifts, magic carpets, etc.
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DESIGNATIONS

“Professional designation” means a title or status conferred by a professional body in recognition of a person’s expertise and/or right to practice in an occupational field. Registration against a designation is valid for a period of 3 years, after which the practitioner has to apply for re-registration.

The following designations for the MEWP industry have been registered with SAQA:

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MEWP Practitioner

A registered MEWP Practitioner is a professional operating a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (or MEWP) in a variety of applications to do various activities at height. These activities can vary from construction, welding, painting, electrical work, film or photography, Arboriculture, cleaning, etc, in fact any activities that need to be performed at height.

The MEWP Practitioner has to be able to safely operate and use a MEWP in all these various situations as the working at height is intrinsically dangerous whilst as a moving piece of machinery there are further risks involved.

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CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of MEWP Practitioner to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standards 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 2)

OR

  • IWH Prof Body NNQF 201303: Basic Fall Prevention Programme for MEWP Practitioners

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must have completed minimum 100 logged hours of relevant MEWP Operating workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the MEWP Practitioner Professional Competency Assessment (This assessment can all so be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.
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CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Members are required to provide proof to the IWH Prof Body of their CPD activities.
  • Members are required to accumulate 25 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Compulsory (20 CPD points)

  • Current Medical Certificate = 5 CPD points
  • 2 CPD points per 100 relevant workplace hours to a max of 10 CPD points (Total 500 hours), logged within the preceding 12 months prior to re-registration
  • IWH PB approved MEWP Practitioner Re-Assessment = 5 CPD points

Choose from any of the below (min 5 CPD points)

  • Membership with an international association / body for the work at height or MEWP industry = 2 CPD Points
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine = 2 CPD Points (max)
  • Attendance of Work at Height conferences = 2 CPD Points
  • Committee member of an association / body nationally or internationally = 2 CPD Points
  • Registered with the IWH Professional Body as a constituent assessor / moderator = 5 CDP Points
  • Author of book / published article relating to work at height = 2 CPD Points
  • Evidence of CPD for a specific occupation = 2 CPD Points (e.g. electrician, welder etc)
  • Workshop on work ethics = 2 CPD points
  • Minimum 1 Workshop / Seminar on work at height and / or MEWPs = 2 CPD Points
  • Refresher MEWP Practitioner Training programme = 5 CPD points
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MEWP Safety and Transport Controller

A registered MEWP Safety and Transport Controller is a professional responsible for the safe transport and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) under his supervision. This equipment will typically be machines such as a Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which can include machines such as Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts, Slab and Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Stock-pickers, Aerial Work Platforms, Trailer or Truck-mounted Boom Lifts, Mini Access Lifts and Run-abouts.

The MEWP Safety and Transport Controller have to be able to plan, organize and control the transportation of MEWPs and ensure adherence to safety during the operation of MEWPs. This includes:

  • Identifying and determining correct means of transport for mobile elevated working platforms.
  • Conducting pre-trip planning.
  • Loading and off-loading mobile equipment onto vehicle.
  • Conducting tie-down and release procedures.
  • Making use of safe operating procedures and practices of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Correcting and safe placing of people, tools and equipment on to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Overseeing shut down procedures.
  • Building and maintaining operator`s capacity.
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CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of MEWP Safety and Transport Controller to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standard 243276: Manage the transportation of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP) (Level 4)
  • Unit Standard 243273: Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (Level 4)

And proof of completing

  • First Aid Level 1

Practical/Workplace Experience

  • Must have completed minimum 250 hours of relevant MEWP operating and controlling of MEWPs workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH BP approved MEWP Safety and Transport Controller Professional Competency Assessment. (This assessment can all so be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.
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CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Members are required to provide proof to the IWH Prof Body of their CPD activities.
  • Members are required to accumulate 30 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Compulsory (25 CPD points)

  • Current Medical Certificate = 5 CPD points
  • 2 CPD points per 100 relevant workplace hours to a max of 10 CPD points (Total 500 hours), logged within the preceding 12 months prior to re-registration
  • IWH PB approved MEWP Practitioner Re-Assessment = 5 CPD points
  • First Aid Level 1 certificate = 5 CPD points

Choose from any of the below (min 5 CPD points)

  • Membership with an international association / body for the work at height or MEWP industry = 2 CPD Points
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine = 2 CPD Points (max)
  • Attendance of Work at Height conferences = 2 CPD Points
  • Committee member of an association / body nationally or internationally = 2 CPD Points
  • Registered with the IWH Professional Body as a constituent assessor / moderator = 5 CDP Points
  • Author of book / published article relating to work at height = 2 CPD Points
  • Evidence of CPD for a specific occupation = 2 CPD Points (e.g. electrician, welder etc)
  • Workshop on work ethics = 2 CPD points
  • Minimum 1 Workshop / Seminar on work at height and / or MEWPs = 2 CPD Points
  • Refresher MEWP Safety and Transport Controller Training programme = 5 CPD points
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Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator

A registered Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator is a professional responsible for demonstrating the safe and effective use of a piece of Specialized Access Equipment to a future user/operator where such user will be using such equipment or machines to work at height on an occasional or regular basis. This equipment will typically be machines such as a Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which can include machines such as Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts, Slab and Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Stock-pickers, Aerial Work Platforms, Trailer or Truck-mounted Boom Lifts, Truck-Mounted Aerial Platforms, Mini Access Lifts and Run-abouts.

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CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 1)
  • Unit Standard 117877: Perform one-to-one training on the job (Level 3)

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must have completed minimum 250 hours of relevant MEWP Operating workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH PB approved Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator Professional Competency Assessment. (This assessment can all so be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.
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CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Members are required to provide proof to the IWH Prof Body of their CPD activities.
  • Members are required to accumulate 25 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Compulsory (20 CPD points)

  • Current Medical Certificate = 5 CPD points
  • 1 CPD points per 10 demonstrations logged to a max of 10 CPD points
  • IWH PB approved MEWP Practitioner Re-Assessment = 5 CPD points

Choose from any of the below (min 5 CPD points)

  • Membership with an international association / body for the work at height or MEWP industry = 2 CPD Points
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine = 2 CPD Points (max)
  • Attendance of Work at Height conferences = 2 CPD Points
  • Committee member of an association / body nationally or internationally = 2 CPD Points
  • Registered with the IWH Professional Body as a constituent assessor / moderator = 5 CDP Points
  • Author of book / published article relating to work at height = 2 CPD Points
  • Evidence of CPD for a specific occupation = 2 CPD Points (e.g. electrician, welder etc)
  • Workshop on work ethics = 2 CPD points
  • Minimum 1 Workshop / Seminar on work at height and / or MEWPs = 2 CPD Points
  • Refresher Specialised Equipment Demonstrator Training programme = 5 CPD points
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NON DESIGNATIONS

The following practitioners for the MEWP industry will also get special recognition by the IWH Professional Body. The recognition will be in the format of an Operators CARD, stating that this person is recognised by the IWH Prof Body as an Operator. The following Operators will be recognised:

  • MEWP Operator
  • T-MEWP Operator

The MEWP Operator, although not recognised as a professional against a designation, is a person who:

  • Completed the  US 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
  • Has a current and valid medical certificate

The T-MEWP Operator, although not recognised as a professional against a designation, is a person who:

  • Completed the  US 110151: Operate a Working Platform, or US 242272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
  • Has a current and valid medical certificate

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